The El Paso Chihuahuas trailed 7-1 in the fourth inning Wednesday and came back to beat the Sugar Land Space Cowboys 16-8. It was the second consecutive game that El Paso won after being behind by six runs.
San Diego Padres outfielder Matt Beaty went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs in his second MLB injury rehab game with El Paso. Chihuahuas center fielder Luis Liberato went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs. El Paso shortstop C.J. Abrams went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base. Chihuahuas relievers Grant Gavin and Ian Krol both pitched scoreless outings during the Chihuahuas’ mid-game comeback.
The Chihuahuas scored nine runs in a 13-batter bottom of the seventh inning. It was the highest-scoring inning by El Paso’s offense this season. The Chihuahuas’ 16 total runs were also a 2022 season high. El Paso is now 6-2 versus Sugar Land this season.
Box Score | Team Records: Sugar Land (16-28), El Paso (24-20)
Next Game: Thursday at 6:35 p.m. Mountain Time at Southwest University Park. Sugar Land RHP Hunter Brown (2-3, 2.43) vs. El Paso LHP Aaron Leasher (1-2, 4.99).
El Paso 16 Sugar Land 8 – Wednesday
WP: Westphal (2-1)
LP: Hernandez (0-3)